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Chris Buckley
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 28, 2021
Crossing the red line: Behind China’s takeover of Hong Kong
One year ago, the city's freedoms were curtailed with breathtaking speed. But the clampdown was years in the making, and many signals were missed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 15, 2021
A top virologist in China, at center of a pandemic storm, speaks out
The virologist, Shi Zhengli, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China's habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 4, 2021
‘The East is rising’: Xi maps out China’s post-pandemic ascent
Xi will unveil a long-term blueprint for navigating China when the National People's Congress gathers Friday and convenes for about a week.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 23, 2021
A year later, the first post-pandemic city
The long months of harsh lockdown have faded from view in Wuhan, the first city in the world devastated by the new coronavirus.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2020
25 days that changed the world: How COVID-19 slipped China’s grasp
China's delayed initial response unleashed the virus on the world and foreshadowed battles between scientists and political leaders that would play out across continents.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Dec 14, 2020
China’s combative nationalists see a world turning their way
China's Communist Party, under its leader, Xi Jinping, has promoted the idea that the country is on a trajectory to power past Western rivals.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 30, 2020
As the West stumbles, ‘helmsman’ Xi pushes an ambitious plan for China
A Communist Party conclave concluded Thursday with a rousing statement lauding Xi as the party's helmsman, affirming his broad mandate as leader.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 17, 2020
In Hong Kong, Chinese Communist Party officials stride out of the shadows
Xi Jinping is intent on extending party dominance across the entire country, especially in Hong Kong, an enclave of resistance that erupted in protest last year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 27, 2020
Brushing off criticism, China’s Xi calls policies in Xinjiang ‘totally correct’
Xi made the remarks at a conference that is likely to set the direction of Chinese policy in Xinjiang for years to come.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 19, 2020
She was a Communist Party insider in China. Then she denounced Xi.
Cai Xia is among a cluster of Chinese dissenters who have recently decried Xi's policies, including his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world